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    Active Latin – paper presented to Oxford Classics Faculty

    This paper was given on 1st February 2021 as part of a seminar series called Teaching Classical Literature in Oxford, organised by the Languages and Literature sub-faculty for faculty members to present talks about how they teach different Greats papers. All Classics faculty members, graduate students and undergraduates were invited. Armand D’Angour spoke first, sharing his perspective on ‘Teaching Latin…

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    Active Latin at Jesus College

    Over the past couple of years we have been moving steadily towards closer engagement with the spoken element of Latin teaching. This stems from our commitment to giving our students the highest quality language teaching, and is based on the philosophy of active language acquisition, which, in line with neuroscientific evidence on how languages are acquired, gives equal weight to…

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    Lumen Litterarum: MT3

    Join us this Saturday, October 31, at 12:00 (BST) for a discussion of the Platonic solids and the geometry of the universe! The text will be Plato’s Timaeus. This is the third in our series of special topics seminars, Lumina Litterarum. The sessions are conducted in Latin. All are welcome! Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97717358355

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    Registration for Michaelmas classes now open!

    We are pleased to announce that the registration for our Michaelmas (11th October – 5th December) online classes has just opened! For the first time, we will be offering language classes suitable for all levels of both Latin and ancient Greek! We are also introducing a new Boethius reading group. At last, we will be organising an induction week open to anyone free…

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    Summer Schools are over!

    Our inaugural summer schools were a great joy for teachers and students alike! Student testimonies: “I cannot recommend the Oxford Latinitas Project enough, I wish I had known about this sooner…the classes were very diverse with a wide range of ages, cultures and backgrounds; from which I have made some life long friends…I will be sure to reapply next year!”…

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    Registration for summer schools is open!

    Applications for online Summer Schools are now open! Two weeks of spoken Latin & Greek taught by our most experienced tutors. A great opportunity to learn or level up your classical languages in a small-class (no more than 5 students per 1 tutor) environment. Latinists and Hellenists of all levels, backgrounds, and timezones welcome! There are scholarships available. More information…

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    Note on language classes

    Thank you all for the incredible wave of interest in our classes! To ensure the best quality for everyone, we are capping our current language classes at 8 and thus have to temporarily stop accepting new students for our language classes (our reading classes remain open to everyone).  We are excited to announce that we are developing plans to open…

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    Trinity Term Classes are on!

    Here we are, back to a new term. We hope that you are all well and ready to start again, wherever you are. We are pleased to announce that our classes will continue online, starting today, via Zoom. We have decided to increase our offering of language classes for beginners (tirones) and intermediate students (provectiores) to offer even more language…

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    Latinitas at Jesus College

    This piece was written for Jesus College by Dr. Melinda Letts, Classics Tutor at Jesus College and Harris Manchester College, and Oxford Latinitas Project Senior Member Over the past few decades Latin has gone from being a subject routinely taught in British schools to a comparative rarity. Oxford started teaching classical languages from scratch in 1975, when ab initio Greek was…

  • Cicero Project,  Humaniora Studia,  Lumen Litterarum,  News,  Philosophia Ciceroniana

    Varro’s History of Philosophy in Academica 1

    In this post, I have condensed ‘Varro’s’ narrative of the history of philosophy from Academica I into outline form. I give the outline in Latin (sometimes lightly simplified, but quoting Cicero himself as much as possible), because it seems more useful to follow the narrative in its Ciceronian terms rather than in translation.  Cicero’s Varro claims to be reporting the views…